From “Bocephus” To The “The King,” The Best Nicknames In Country Music

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Country music is known for its wild characters and crazy stories.

Like Merle Haggard recording “Pancho and Lefty” while blacked out, Waylon Jennings’ $25,000 bathroom break, Willie and Merle going through 52 cases of beer backstage and many many more that will never make their way to the public, the artists that gave the genre its outlaw reputation earned it in every sense of the word.

It makes sense that those characters sometimes get a nickname along the way that just sticks, some of which are just too good…

Here’s a few of the best nicknames in Country Music

Eric Church – “Chief”

George Strait – “King George”

Johnny Cash – “Man in Black”

Blake Shelton – “Toad”

Jimmie Rodgers – “The Singing Brakeman” & “The Father of Country Music”

Riley Green – “Duckman”

George Jones – “Possum”

Willie Nelson – “Shotgun Willie”

Paul Cauthen – Big Velvet

Parker McCollum – “The Limestone Kid”

Loretta Lynn – “The Coal Miner’s Daughter”

Toby Keith – “Big Dog Daddy”

Kenny Rogers – “The Gambler”

David Allan Coe – “The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy”

Merle Haggard – “The Hag”

Bill Anderson – “Whisperin’ Bill”

Hank Williams Jr. – “Bocephus”

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